According to Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, 300 hybrid buses would be bought for Lahore in the first phase of the government’s plan to run environment-friendly hybrid buses in the city.
About 200 new bus stops would be set up to facilitate the citizens, according to the chief minister. The 20th meeting of the Punjab Masstransit Authority (PMA), which was presided over by Parvez Elahi, decided to purchase hybrid buses that are environmentally friendly.
Parvez Elahi informed the participants that a total of 513 hybrid buses would be operating in the city and that the Punjab Masstransit Authority would use private companies to run new hybrid buses.
The chief minister mandated that seats be set aside in the new buses for women, special individuals with disabilities, and people who are blind or visually impaired, adding that these seats should be positioned close to the bus door. The chief minister gave the go-ahead to build new bus stops in Lahore and added that the routes of the new buses should be planned with women’s educational institutions’ schedules in mind.
Parvez Elahi criticised the fact that previous attempts at creating a government-level transportation system spectacularly failed due to egregious incompetence in the creation of a long-lasting transportation system in the province.
The chief minister gave his approval for the Punjab Masstransit Authority to open offices in Dera Gujran and for the authority to conduct auctions. Iftikhar Gondal, Khadija Umar, Shamim Aftab, Muhammad Khan Bhatti’s principal secretary, the secretaries of finance and transportation, along with other members of the Punjab Assembly, attended the meeting.